August 10, 2022

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‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos
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‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos

While the state demands cultural purity, women in the DPRK also find ways to define beauty and success on their terms

‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos
NK News
NK News March 21, 2022
Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos
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Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos

The DPRK claims to have established gender equality, but reality often doesn’t live up to the official pronouncements

Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos
NK News
NK News March 7, 2022
On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos
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On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos

Posters, slogans and even cartoons bombard citizens with commands to carry out their work like revolutionary soldiers

On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos
NK News
NK News February 21, 2022
Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos
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Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos

The DPRK celebrates the new year under both the lunar and Gregorian calendars, but in very different ways

Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos
NK News
NK News January 25, 2022
China’s largest North Korea border city after two years of COVID-19 — in photos
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China’s largest North Korea border city after two years of COVID-19 — in photos

Pandemic restrictions appear to have disrupted several North Korea-related businesses in China's Dandong

China’s largest North Korea border city after two years of COVID-19 — in photos
NK News
NK News January 19, 2022
Cold beer, dancing and elephants: Socializing in North Korea – in photos
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Cold beer, dancing and elephants: Socializing in North Korea – in photos

There's no shortage of things to do and places to gather in the DPRK, COVID-19 notwithstanding

Cold beer, dancing and elephants: Socializing in North Korea – in photos
NK News
NK News January 8, 2022
Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos

Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos

Heavy snow transforms the country into a scenic winter wonderland, but freezing temperatures also bring new hardships

Icy streets and cold noodles: North Korea’s brutal winters — in photos
NK News
NK News December 25, 2021
Pioneers, propaganda and play: North Korean children’s education — in photos

Pioneers, propaganda and play: North Korean children’s education — in photos

Photos from inside the DPRK show how the state molds young students into devoted revolutionaries and loyal citizens

Pioneers, propaganda and play: North Korean children’s education — in photos
NK News
NK News December 12, 2021
Oxcarts, tractors and hitchhiking: Rural transport in North Korea — in photos

Oxcarts, tractors and hitchhiking: Rural transport in North Korea — in photos

Photos from the NK News archive show how North Koreans get around despite fuel shortages and poor infrastructure

Oxcarts, tractors and hitchhiking: Rural transport in North Korea — in photos
NK News
NK News November 28, 2021
Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition

Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition

National Art Exhibition in Pyongyang this month celebrates 30 years of former leader Kim Jong Il's influence in the arts

Photos: War and utopia at latest North Korean propaganda art exhibition
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 28, 2021
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